Fatal fall: Man dies at Jordan Springs building site

The scene of the fall at Jordan Springs. Photo: Megan Dunn
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A construction worker has tragically died after falling from a building site in Jordan Springs.

Just after lunchtime on Wednesday, emergency services were called to Lakeside Parade after reports that a 38-year-old man had fallen seven floors from the top-level of the construction site.

It is understood the man may have fallen through a void reserved for a lift well, directly onto a concrete floor.

A number of police resources were deployed to the site as well as five ambulances and a CareFlight rapid response rescue helicopter.

The man was unconscious when paramedics arrived, and it is understood he suffered “traumatic injuries”.

Specialist paramedics set up an abseiling rope to gain access to the man.

He could not be saved despite the massive emergency response. Police Rescue officers worked to retrieve his body.

A spokesperson from Safework NSW said they are investigating the incident to find out the circumstances surrounding the workplace death.

“SafeWork is responding to a fatal incident at a worksite in Jordan Springs. SafeWork’s investigation is ongoing,” the spokesperson said.

NSW Police have stated there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident and that they are working in conjunction with SafeWork NSW.

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